Canada is creating a nationwide roadmap for ocean development: The Blue Economy Strategy is Canada’s vision that aims to grow a sustainable ocean based economy that creates jobs in coastal communities while ensuring the oceans remain healthy.
On June 15, 2021 the Fisheries for Communities Coalition (which T.Buck is a member of) met with Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) to impart our ideas for the country's Blue Economy Strategy.
We want to see equitable fisheries and thriving coastal communities at the centre of this strategy. This presents an opportunity for DFO to revise harmful fishery policy that has been draining the value of fisheries away from coastal communities in BC for decades.
In addition T.Buck submitted a response to the engagement questions set out as part of the Blue Economy Strategy consultation. Both are available below.